THE LINES OF SAOIRSE

The Saoirse was once the pride of a nation.  Under the great sailor, Conor O'Brien, she put to sea in 1922 and was the first ship to carry the Irish flag in a circumnavigation of the globe.  A wooden legend from a bygone age of master shipwrights, she was lost off of the coast of Jamaica in 1979.

 

Today, in a crumbling grain shed in rural Ireland, the lines of Saoirse are taking form once again, being rebuilt by the only team left in the nation capable of doing the work.

MICHAEL

O. SNYDER

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